WO2009116207A1 - Display panel drive circuit, liquid crystal display device, and method for driving display panel - Google Patents

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WO2009116207A1
WO2009116207A1 PCT/JP2008/072041 JP2008072041W WO2009116207A1 WO 2009116207 A1 WO2009116207 A1 WO 2009116207A1 JP 2008072041 W JP2008072041 W JP 2008072041W WO 2009116207 A1 WO2009116207 A1 WO 2009116207A1
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森井 秀樹
明久 岩本
隆行 水永
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A display panel drive circuit having a shift register in which unit circuits outputting signal line selection signals (G1 to Gm) are connected in cascade. Clock signals (CK1, CK2) and a start pulse signal (GSP) or the signal line selection signal outputted from another stage are inputted in each unit circuit. The leading and trailing edges of the clock signal are inclined because of activation. By using the above configuration, the display panel drive circuit in which an abnormality (for example, a potential fluctuation during an inactive state) hardly occurs in a gate-on pulse signal and a method for driving a display panel can be realized.

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Display panel drive circuit, liquid crystal display device, and display panel drive method

The present invention relates to a driving circuit and a driving method for a display panel (for example, a liquid crystal panel).

FIG. 13 is a circuit diagram showing a conventional shift register used for a gate driver of a liquid crystal display device. As shown in the figure, the conventional shift register 100 includes a plurality of shift circuits (unit circuits) sc1, sc2,..., Scm, and scd connected in stages, and a shift circuit sci (i = 1 · 2... M) includes input nodes qfi, qbi, CKAi and output nodes qoi, and the dummy shift circuit scd includes input nodes qfd, CKAd, and output nodes qod. .

Here, for the shift circuit sc1, the node qf1 is connected to the output terminal of the gate start pulse signal GSP, the node qb1 is connected to the node qo2 of the shift circuit sc2, and the node CKA1 is supplied with the first clock signal. A gate-on pulse signal (signal line selection signal) g1 is output from the node qo1 and connected to one clock line CKL1. For the shift circuit sci (i = 2 · 3... M−1), the node qfi is connected to the node fo (i−1) of the shift circuit sc (i−1), and the node qbi is connected to the shift circuit sc. (I + 1) is connected to the node qo (i + 1), the node CKAi is connected to the first clock line CKL1 or the second clock line CKL2 to which the second clock signal is supplied, and a gate-on pulse signal (signal) is supplied from the node qoi. A line selection signal (gi) is output. If i is an odd number, the node CKAi is connected to the first clock line CKL1, and if i is an even number, the node CKAi is connected to the second clock line CKL2.

For the shift circuit scm, the node qfm is connected to the node qo (m−1) of the shift circuit sc (m−1), the node qbm is connected to the node qod of the dummy shift circuit scd, and the node CKAm is A gate-on pulse signal (signal line selection signal) gm is output from the node qom, connected to the first clock line CKL1 or the second clock line CKL2. If m is an odd number, the node CKAi is connected to the first clock line CKL1, and if m is an even number, the node CKAi is connected to the second clock line CKL2. For the dummy shift circuit scd, the node qfd is connected to the node qom of the shift circuit scm, and the node CKAd is connected to the first clock line CKL1 or the second clock line CKL2. If m is an odd number, the node CKAd is connected to the second clock line CKL2, and if m is an even number, the node CKAd is connected to the first clock line CKL1.

FIG. 14 shows timings indicating waveforms of the vertical synchronization signal VSYNC, the gate start pulse signal GSP, the first clock signal CK1, the second clock signal CK2, the gate on pulse signal gi (i = 1 to m), and the output of the node qod. It is a chart. The first clock signal CK1 and the second clock signal CK2 both have an "H (High)" (active) period in one cycle of one clock period and an "L (Low)" (inactive) period of one clock period. Yes, one of CK1 and CK2 is activated (rises), and the other is deactivated (falls).

In the shift circuit sc1, which is the first stage, the first clock signal CK1 is output to the node qo1 due to the potential rise of the node qf1 due to the activation of the gate start pulse signal GSP, and the gate-on pulse signal g1 becomes active. In the shift circuit sc2, which is the next stage, the second clock signal CK2 is output to the node qo2 due to the potential rise of the node qf2 due to the activation of the gate on pulse signal g1, and the gate on pulse signal g2 becomes active. . In the shift circuit sc1, the first clock signal CK1 is not output to the node qo1 by the activation of the gate-on pulse signal g2, and the low-potential power supply potential is supplied to the node qo1. Therefore, the gate-on pulse signal g1 is deactivated after being active for a certain period, and the pulse P1 is formed.

That is, in the shift circuit sci (i = 2 · 3... M−1), the clock signal (CK1 or CK2) is supplied to the node qoi by the potential rise of the node qfi due to the activation of the gate-on pulse signal g (i−1). Is output, and the gate-on pulse signal gi becomes active. In the next shift circuit sc (i + 1), the clock signal (CK2 or CK1) is output to the node qo (i + 1) due to the potential rise of the node qf (i + 1) due to the activation of the gate-on pulse signal gi. Thus, the gate-on pulse signal g (i + 1) becomes active. In the shift circuit sci, the activation of the gate-on pulse signal g (i + 1) makes the clock signal not output to the node qoi and supplies the low potential side power supply potential to the node qoi. Therefore, the gate-on pulse signal gi is deactivated after being activated for a certain period, and the pulse Pi is formed.

In the shift circuit scm, the clock signal (CK1 or CK2) is output to the node qom due to the potential rise of the node qfm due to the activation of the gate on pulse signal g (m−1), and the gate on pulse signal gm Become active. In the dummy shift circuit scd, which is the next stage, the clock signal (CK2 or CK1) is output to the node qod (the potential of the node qod is increased) due to the potential increase of the node qfd due to the activation of the gate-on pulse signal gm. ) State. In the shift circuit scm, when the potential of the node qod increases, the clock signal is not output to the node qom and the low-potential-side power supply potential is supplied to the node qom. For this reason, the gate-on pulse signal gm is activated after a certain period of time and then deactivated to form a pulse Pm.

As described above, in the shift register 100, the gate-on pulse signal from each shift circuit becomes active for a certain period in order, and pulses are sequentially output from the first-stage shift circuit sc1 to the last-stage shift circuit scm. The following patent documents 1 to 4 can be listed as related known documents.
Japanese Patent Publication “Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 2001-273785 (published on October 5, 2001)” Japanese Patent Publication “Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 2006-24350 (published Jan. 26, 2006)” Japanese Patent Publication “JP 2007-114771 A (published on May 10, 2007)” Japanese Patent Publication “Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 2006-276409 (published on October 12, 2006)”

However, when the first and second clock signals CK1 and CK2 are sharply raised (activated) as shown in FIG. 14, the inventors of the present invention abnormally detect the gate-on pulse signal (for example, the waveform of the inactive period). (Disturbance) was likely to occur. This is considered to be caused by noise (ringing) generated in the shift circuit when the clock signal rises or falls.

The present invention proposes a display panel driving circuit and a display panel driving method in which an abnormality of the gate-on pulse signal (for example, potential fluctuation at the time of inactivity) hardly occurs.

A display panel driving circuit according to the present invention is a display panel driving circuit including a shift register in which unit circuits for outputting a signal line selection signal are connected in stages. The unit circuit includes a clock signal and a start signal. A pulse signal or a signal line selection signal output from another stage is input, and the clock signal is characterized in that a rising portion associated with activation or a falling portion associated with activation is inclined.

In this display panel drive circuit, since the rising part accompanying the activation of the clock signal input to the shift register or the falling part accompanying the activation is inclined, the noise in the circuit caused by the activation of the clock signal (Ringing) can be reduced. As a result, abnormalities in the gate-on pulse signal (for example, potential fluctuation during inactive) can be suppressed.

In this display panel drive circuit, the start pulse signal may be configured such that the rising part accompanying activation or the falling part accompanying activation is inclined.

In this display panel drive circuit, the signal line selection signal may be configured such that the rising portion associated with activation or the falling portion associated with activation is inclined.

In the present display panel drive circuit, a clear signal is input to the unit circuit as the final stage, and the clear signal may be configured such that the rising part accompanying activation or the falling part accompanying activation is inclined. .

In this display panel drive circuit, the clock signal can be configured such that the return portion after activation is also inclined.

In this display panel drive circuit, the start pulse signal may be inclined at the return portion after activation.

In this display panel driving circuit, the signal line selection signal can be configured such that the return portion after activation is also inclined.

In the present display panel drive circuit, the clear signal may be inclined at the return portion after activation.

In this display panel drive circuit, the unit circuit other than the final stage includes a set transistor, an output transistor, a reset transistor, a potential supply transistor, and a capacitor. The above-mentioned start pulse signal or the previous signal line selection signal is input to the control terminal of the setting transistor, the next signal line selection signal is input to the control terminal of the reset transistor, and the first conduction terminal of the output transistor The clock signal is input to the control terminal of the potential supply transistor, a clock signal different from the clock signal is input, the second conduction terminal of the output transistor is connected to the first electrode of the capacitor, and the setting transistor The control terminal and the first conduction terminal are connected, and the second conduction of the setting transistor The child is connected to the control terminal of the output transistor and the second electrode of the capacitor, the first conduction terminal of the reset transistor is connected to the control terminal of the output transistor, and the second conduction terminal of the reset transistor is Connected to the constant potential source, the first conduction terminal of the potential supply transistor is connected to the second conduction terminal of the output transistor, and the second conduction terminal of the potential supply transistor is connected to the constant potential source for output. A configuration in which the second conduction terminal of the transistor is an output terminal may be employed. In the present application, one of the source terminal and the drain terminal of the transistor is referred to as a first conduction terminal, and the other is referred to as a second conduction terminal. Depending on the design of each transistor, the first conduction terminal of all the transistors is the drain terminal. In some cases, the first conduction terminal of all transistors may be the source terminal, or the first conduction terminal of any transistor may be the drain terminal and the first conduction terminal of the remaining transistors may be the source terminal. sell.

In this display panel drive circuit, the unit circuit as the final stage includes a set transistor, an output transistor, a reset transistor, a potential supply transistor, and a capacitor. In the unit circuit, The signal line selection signal of the previous stage is input to the control terminal of the transistor for transistor, the clear signal is input to the control terminal of the reset transistor, the clock signal is input to the first conduction terminal of the output transistor, and the potential supply transistor A clock signal different from the clock signal is input to the control terminal, the second conduction terminal of the output transistor is connected to the first electrode of the capacitor, and the control terminal and the first conduction terminal of the setting transistor are connected. The second conduction terminal of the setting transistor is connected to the control terminal of the output transistor and the second of the capacitor. The first conduction terminal of the resetting transistor is connected to the control terminal of the output transistor, and the second conduction terminal of the resetting transistor is connected to the constant potential source. The conduction terminal is connected to the second conduction terminal of the output transistor, the second conduction terminal of the potential supply transistor is connected to the constant potential source, and the second conduction terminal of the output transistor is the output terminal It can also be.

In this display panel driving circuit, two or more clock signals having different phases are supplied to the shift register, and one of the two clock signals is input to a unit circuit that is an odd number, and the other is a unit that is an even number. It can also be configured to be input to the circuit.

The display panel driving circuit may be configured such that the phases of the two clock signals are shifted from each other by a half cycle.

In this display panel drive circuit, each of the set transistor, the output transistor, the reset transistor, and the potential supply transistor may be an N-channel transistor. In this case, the first conduction terminal of each transistor is a drain terminal, and the second conduction terminal is a source terminal. However, it is also possible to use each transistor in which the first conduction terminal is a source terminal and the second conduction terminal is a drain terminal.

The display panel drive circuit may include a timing controller that generates the clock signal and the start pulse signal (and further a clear signal as necessary) based on the input synchronization signal.

The display panel drive circuit may be configured to include a slope circuit for inclining the rising part accompanying the activation of the clock signal or the falling part accompanying the activation.

This liquid crystal display device includes the display panel driving circuit and a liquid crystal panel. In this case, the shift register may be monolithically formed on the liquid crystal panel. In addition, the liquid crystal panel may be formed using amorphous silicon. Further, the liquid crystal panel may be formed using polycrystalline silicon.

A display panel driving method according to the present invention is a display panel driving method including a shift register in which unit circuits for outputting a signal line selection signal are connected in stages, the unit circuit including a clock signal, A start pulse signal or a signal line selection signal output from another stage is input, and a rising portion associated with activation of the clock signal or a falling portion associated with activation is inclined.

According to the display panel driving circuit of the present invention, it is possible to reduce noise (ringing) in the circuit that is caused by the activation of the clock signal. As a result, abnormalities in the gate-on pulse signal (for example, potential fluctuation during inactive) can be suppressed.

3 is a timing chart showing the operation of the present shift register. It is a block diagram which shows the structure of this shift register. (A) (b) is a circuit diagram which shows the structure of each stage (unit circuit) of a shift register. It is a circuit diagram which shows the structure of this shift register. It is a circuit diagram which shows the other structure of this shift register. (A) and (b) are circuit diagrams which show the unit circuit structure of the shift register of FIG. 6 is a timing chart showing the operation of the shift register of FIG. It is a block diagram which shows the structure of this liquid crystal display device. (A) and (b) are circuit diagrams which show the structure of a slope circuit. FIG. 11 is a block diagram illustrating another configuration of the display panel drive circuit. (A)-(c) is a wave form diagram of the clock signal input into the shift register of this display panel drive circuit. (A) * (b) is a wave form diagram of the clock signal input into the shift register of this display panel drive circuit. It is a block diagram which shows the structure of the conventional ft register. 14 is a timing chart illustrating an operation of the shift register of FIG.

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1 Liquid crystal display device (display device)
3 Liquid crystal panel 10a Shift register 10f Shift register 10g Shift register 11 Display panel drive circuit 13 Slope circuit GSP Gate start pulse signal G1 to Gm Gate on pulse (signal line selection signal)
SC1 to SCm Shift circuit (unit circuit)
GSP gate start pulse CK1 first clock signal CK2 second clock signal CK3 third clock signal CK4 fourth clock signal CLR clear signal Tra setting transistor Trb output transistor Trd resetting transistor Tre to Trg potential supply transistor α for activation Accompanying rise part β return part

An embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. 1 to 12 as follows.

FIG. 8 is a block diagram showing the configuration of the present liquid crystal display device. As shown in the figure, the liquid crystal display device 1 includes a liquid crystal panel 3, a gate driver 5, a source driver 6, a timing controller 7, and a data processing circuit 8. The gate driver 5 is provided with a shift register 10 and a level shifter 4 having a slope circuit 13, and a liquid crystal panel drive circuit 11 is configured by the gate driver 5 and the timing controller 7.

The liquid crystal panel 3 is provided with a scanning signal line 16 driven by a gate driver 5, a data signal line 15 driven by a source driver 6, a pixel P, a storage capacitor wiring (not shown), and the like, and a shift register. 10 is formed monolithically. Each pixel P is provided with a transistor (TFT) connected to the scanning signal line 16 and the data signal line 15 and a pixel electrode connected to the transistor. Note that amorphous silicon, polycrystalline silicon (for example, CG silicon) or the like is used to form the transistors of each pixel and the transistors of the shift register.

The vertical synchronization signal VSYNC, the horizontal synchronization signal HSYNC, and the data enable signal DE, which are synchronization signals, are input to the timing controller 7 from the outside of the liquid crystal display device 1. Further, video data (RGB digital data) is input to the data processing circuit 8 from the outside of the liquid crystal display device 1. The timing controller 7 generates a plurality of source clock signals (ck1, ck2, etc.), a source clear signal (clr), and a source gate start pulse signal (gsp) based on each synchronization signal. Further, the source clock signal (ck1, ck2, etc.) and the source gate start pulse signal (gsp) are level-shifted by the level shifter 6 and the rising part and the return part accompanying the activation are inclined, and the clock signal (CK1,. CK2 etc.) and a gate start pulse signal (GSP). The source clear signal (clr) is level-shifted by the level shifter 6 to become a clear signal (CLR). In the level shifter 6, the source clear signal (clr) may be level-shifted and the rising portion and the returning portion associated with activation may be inclined. The timing controller 7 outputs a control signal to the data processing circuit 8 and outputs a source timing signal to the source driver 6 based on the input synchronization signals (VSYNC, HSYNC, and DE).

The clock signal (CKA / CKB, etc.), the clear signal (CLR), and the gate start pulse signal (GSP) are input to the shift register 10. The clear signal (CLR) is a signal for resetting the final stage of the shift register. The shift register 10 generates a gate-on pulse signal using these signals (CKA, CKB, etc., CLR, GSP) and outputs it to the scanning signal line of the liquid crystal panel 3. The shift register 10 has a shift circuit that outputs a gate-on pulse signal connected in stages. The gate-on pulse signal of each stage (shift circuit) is sequentially activated for a certain period, and sequentially pulses from the first stage to the last stage (on pulse). Will be output. In the liquid crystal panel 3, scanning signal lines are sequentially selected by the pulses.

The data processing circuit 8 performs predetermined processing on the video data and outputs a data signal to the source driver 6 based on a control signal from the timing controller 7. The source driver 6 generates a signal potential using the data signal from the data processing circuit 8 and the source timing signal from the timing controller 7, and outputs it to the data signal line of the liquid crystal panel 3. This signal potential is written to the pixel electrode of the pixel via the transistor of each pixel.

[Embodiment 1]
FIG. 2 shows the configuration of the shift register 10a according to the first embodiment. As shown in the figure, the shift register 10a is formed by connecting a plurality of shift circuits (unit circuits) SC1, SC2,... SCm in stages, and a shift circuit SCi (i = 1, 2, 3,. .. M−1) includes input nodes Qfi, Qbi, CKAi, CKBi and an output node Qoi, and the shift circuit SCm includes input nodes Qfm, CKAm, CKBm, CL, and output node Qom. Is provided.

Here, for the shift circuit SC1, the node Qf1 is connected to the GSP output terminal RO of the level shifter (see FIG. 8), the node Qb1 is connected to the node Qo2 of the shift circuit SC2, and the node CKA1 is connected to the first clock signal CK1. Is connected to the first clock line CKL1 to which is supplied, the node CKB1 is connected to the second clock line CKL2 to which the second clock signal CK2 is supplied, and the gate-on pulse signal (signal line selection signal) G1 is supplied from the node Qo1. Is output.

For shift circuit SCi (i = 2 to m−1), node Qfi is connected to node Qo (i−1) of shift circuit SC (i−1), and node Qbi is connected to shift circuit SC (i + 1). If the node Qo (i + 1) is connected and i is an odd number, the node CKAi is connected to the first clock line CKL1 and the node CKBi is connected to the second clock line CKL2, and if i is an even number, the node CKAi is connected to the second clock line CKL2, and the node CKBi is connected to the first clock line CKL1, and a gate-on pulse signal (signal line selection signal) Gi is output from the node Qoi.

For the shift circuit SCm, the node Qfm is connected to the node Qo (m−1) of the shift circuit SC (m−1), the node CKAm is connected to the second clock line CKL2, and the node CKBm is connected to the first clock. The node CL is connected to the line CKL1, the node CL is connected to the clear line CLRL, and a gate-on pulse signal (signal line selection signal) Gm is output from the node Qom.

FIG. 3A is a circuit diagram showing a specific configuration of SCi (i = 1 to m−1). As shown in FIG. 3A, SCi (i = 1 to m−1) includes a set transistor Tra, an output transistor Trb, a reset transistor Trd, a potential supply transistor Tre, and a capacitor C. The transistors Tra, Trb, Trd, and Tre are N-channel transistors, and the capacitor C may be a parasitic capacitor.

Here, the source terminal of Trb is connected to the first electrode of the capacitor C, the gate terminal (control terminal) and drain terminal of Tra are connected, and the source terminal of Tra is connected to the gate terminal of Trb and the first terminal of the capacitor C. Connected to two electrodes. Further, the drain terminal of Trd is connected to the gate terminal of Trb, and the source terminal of Trd is connected to the low potential side power supply Vss. Further, the drain terminal of Tre is connected to the source terminal of Trb, and the source terminal of Tre is connected to the low potential side power source Vss. The control terminal of Tra is connected to node Qfi, the drain terminal of Trb is connected to node CKAi, the gate terminal of Tre is connected to node CKBi, the gate terminal of Trd is connected to node Qbi, and the source terminal of Trb Is connected to the node Qoi. A node netAi is a connection point of the source terminal of Tra, the second electrode of the capacitor C, and the gate terminal of Trb.

FIG. 3B is a circuit diagram showing a specific configuration of SCm. As shown in FIG. 3B, SCm includes a setting transistor Tra, an output transistor Trb, a reset transistor Trd, a potential supply transistor Tre, and a capacitor C. The transistors Tra, Trb, Trd, and Tre are N-channel transistors, and the capacitor C may be a parasitic capacitor.

Here, the source terminal of Trb is connected to the first electrode of the capacitor C, the gate terminal (control terminal) and drain terminal of Tra are connected, and the source terminal of Tra is connected to the gate terminal of Trb and the first terminal of the capacitor C. Connected to two electrodes. Further, the drain terminal of Trd is connected to the gate terminal of Trb, and the source terminal of Trd is connected to the low potential side power supply Vss. Further, the drain terminal of Tre is connected to the source terminal of Trb, and the source terminal of Tre is connected to the low potential side power source Vss. The control terminal of Tra is connected to node Qfm, the drain terminal of Trb is connected to node CKAm, the gate terminal of Trd is connected to node CL, the gate terminal of Tre is connected to node CKBm, and the source terminal of Trb Is connected to the node Qom. A connection point of the source terminal of Tra, the second electrode of the capacitor C, and the gate terminal of Trb is a node netAm.

It should be noted that each node (Qfi, Qbi, CKAi, CKBi, Qoi) of the shift circuit SCi (i = 1 to m−1) and each node (Qfm, CKAm, CKBm, CL, Qom) of the shift circuit SCm are connected. 2 is as shown in FIG. 2, and the specific configuration of the entire shift register 10a is as shown in FIG.

The operation of the shift register 10a will be described below. FIG. 1 shows a vertical synchronization signal VSYNC, a gate start pulse signal GSP, a first clock signal CK1, a second clock signal CK2, a gate on pulse signal Gi (i = 1 to m), and It is a timing chart which shows each waveform of a clear signal (CLR). Note that both the first clock signal CK1 and the second clock signal CK2 have an "H" (active) period in one cycle of one clock period, an "L" (inactive) period of one clock period, and CK1 and CK2 Synchronously with the fall of one, the other rises. Here, as shown in FIG. 11A, CK1 and CK2 both have a rising portion α and a returning portion β inclined due to activation.

First, at t0 in FIG. 1, when the potential of Qf1 rises due to the gentle rise (activation) of GSP, Tra of SC1 is turned on and the potential of netA1 changes from “L” to “H”. Therefore, Trb of SC1 is also turned on and CK1 is output to Qo1.

At t1 after the lapse of one clock period from t0, GSP falls gently (deactivates) and becomes “L”, but the potential of netA1 does not drop due to the capacitance C of SC1, and Trb of SC1 remains on. It is. For this reason, G1 is also activated and becomes “H” by the gentle rise of CK1. At this time, the potential of netA1 is boosted to a potential higher than “H” by the capacitor C. Thereby, G1 having a sufficient amplitude (potential) is obtained. On the other hand, when the potential of Qf2 increases due to the activation of G1, Tra of SC2 is turned on, and the potential of netA2 changes from “L” to “H”. Therefore, Trb of SC2 is also turned on and CK2 is output to Qo2. That is, G2 remains “L”.

At t2 after one clock period has elapsed from t1, CK2 rises gently, so that G2 is also activated and becomes “H”. At this time, the potential of netA2 is boosted to a potential higher than “H” by the capacitor C. Thereby, G2 having a sufficient amplitude (potential) is obtained. On the other hand, when the potential of Qb1 rises due to the activation of G2, Trd of SC1 is turned on, netA1 is connected to Vss, and the potential changes from “H” to “L”. For this reason, Trb of SC1 is turned off, and CK1 is not output to Qo1. At t2, CK2 rises gently, so that Tre of SC1 is turned on, Qo1 is connected to Vss, and the potential changes from “H” to “L”. Therefore, G1 is deactivated from “H” to “L” and is maintained. Even if G1 is deactivated and becomes “L”, the potential of netA2 is maintained by the capacitor C of SC2, and Trb of SC2 remains on. Further, when the potential of Qf3 rises due to activation of G2, Tra of SC3 is turned on, and the potential of netA3 changes from “L” to “H”. Therefore, Trb of SC3 is also turned on and CK1 is output to Qo3. That is, G3 remains “L”.

At t3 after the lapse of one clock period from t2, CK1 rises gently, so that G3 is also activated and becomes “H”. On the other hand, when the potential of Qb2 rises due to activation of G3, Trd of SC2 is turned on, netA2 is connected to Vss, and the potential changes from “H” to “L”. For this reason, Trb of SC2 is turned off and CK2 is not output to Qo2. At t3, CK1 rises gently, so Tre of SC2 is turned on, Qo2 is connected to Vss, and the potential changes from “H” to “L”. For this reason, G2 is deactivated from “H” to “L” and is maintained.

In the shift register 10a, since CK2 is “H” from t4 to t5 and from t6 to t7, Tre of SC1 is turned on, Qo1 is connected to Vss, and G1 is again lowered to “L” ( So-called "L"). Similarly, from t5 to t6, since CK1 is “H”, Tre of SC2 is turned on, Qo2 is connected to Vss, and G2 is again lowered to “L” (pulled “L”). it can.

Furthermore, at tx, since CK2 rises gently, Gm is also activated and becomes “H”. At this time, the potential of netAm is boosted to a potential higher than “H” by the capacitor C.

At ty after the lapse of one clock period from tx, the clear signal CLR is activated and becomes “H”, so that Trd of SCm is turned on, netAm is connected to Vss, and the potential falls to “L”. For this reason, Trb of SCm is turned off and CK2 is not output to Qom. Since CK1 rises gently at ty, the Tre of SCm is turned on and Qom is connected to Vss. Therefore, Gm is deactivated and becomes “L”.

In this manner, in the shift register 10a, the gate-on pulse signal Gi from each shift circuit SCi (i = 1 to m) is sequentially activated for a certain period, and pulses are sequentially transmitted from the first-stage shift circuit SC1 to the last-stage shift circuit SCm. It will be output.

Here, in each shift circuit SCi (i = 1 to m), if the rise (rise due to activation) and fall (return) of CK1 and CK2 are steep, the gate terminal of the transistor Trb is “L”. Even if there is a phenomenon that current flows between the source and drain terminals, or the potential of the node Qoi is swung due to ON / OFF of the transistor Tre, this causes the gate-on pulse signal Gi to be inactive. Abnormalities such as disturbance of the potential at the time may occur. However, in this shift register 10a, the rise (rise due to activation) and the fall (return) of CK1 and CK2 are gentle, so the occurrence of the above phenomenon is suppressed, and the abnormality of the gate-on pulse signal is less likely to occur. .

Note that the shift register generally has a problem that as the stage advances (in the shift direction), the waveform of the gate-on pulse signal Gi becomes dull or its active potential decreases. Therefore, as shown in FIG. 10, the first clock signal CK1 (x) and the second clock signal CK2 (x) are input to the first half of the shift register, and the first clock is input to the second half of the shift register. The signal CK1 (y) and the second clock signal CK2 (y) are input, CK1 (x) and CK2 (x) have waveforms as shown in FIG. 11A, and CK1 (y) and CK2 (y) are shown in FIG. 11 (b), and the slope amount can be changed between the first half and the second half (assuming the phase is the same). In this case, the slope amount of the clock signal input to the second half stage is made smaller than the slope amount of the clock signal input to the first half stage. Further, CK1 (x) and CK2 (x) have waveforms as shown in FIG. 11 (a), and CK1 (y) and CK2 (y) have waveforms as shown in FIG. 11 (c). It is also possible to change the pulse height between stages (assuming the phase is the same). In this case, the pulse height of the clock signal input to the second half stage is set larger than the pulse height of the clock signal input to the first half stage.

Further, in the present embodiment, as shown in FIG. 12A, as each clock signal, a signal in which only a rising portion due to activation is inclined and a return portion (falling portion) is not inclined may be used. it can. Note that a signal in which a falling portion and a returning portion (rising portion) associated with activation are inclined as illustrated in FIG. 12B can be used in accordance with the polarity of the transistor of the shift register.

[Embodiment 2]
FIG. 5 shows the configuration of the liquid crystal panel according to the second embodiment. As shown in the figure, the present liquid crystal panel is provided with a shift register 10f at the left end of the panel and 10g at the right end of the panel. The shift register 10f is formed by connecting a plurality of shift circuits SCi (i = 1, 3, 5... 2n + 1) in stages, and the shift register 10g includes a shift circuit SCi (i = 2, 4, 6,... 2n). ) Are connected in stages. The shift circuit SCi (i = 1 · 2, 3... 2n−2) includes input nodes Qfi, Qbi, CKAi, CKBi, CKCi, and CKDi and an output node Qoi, and includes a shift circuit SC (2n− 1) is an input node Qf (2n-1), CKA (2n-1), CKB (2n-1), CCK (2n-1), CKD (2n-1), CL and an output node Qo (2n-1). The shift circuit SC (2n) includes an input node Qf (2n), CKA (2n), CKB (2n), CKC (2n), CKD (2n), CL, and an output node Qo (2n). .

Here, for the shift circuit SC1, the node Qf1 is connected to the output terminal RO1 of the GSP1 of the level shifter (see FIG. 8), the node Qb1 is connected to the node Qo3 of the shift circuit SC3, and the node CKA1 is connected to the first clock signal. Is connected to the first clock line CKL1 to which the second clock signal is supplied, the node CKB1 is connected to the third clock line CKL3 to which the third clock signal is supplied, and the node CKC1 is the second clock line to which the second clock signal is supplied. The node CKD1 is connected to the CKL2, the node CKD1 is connected to the fourth clock line CKL4 to which the fourth clock signal is supplied, and the gate-on pulse signal (signal line selection signal) G1 is output from the node Qo1.

As for the shift circuit SC2, the node Qf2 is connected to the GSP2 output terminal RO2 of the level shifter, the node Qb2 is connected to the node Qo4 of the shift circuit SC4, and the node CKA2 is supplied with the second clock signal. The node CKB2 is connected to the line CKL2, and the node CKB2 is connected to the fourth clock line CKL4 to which the fourth clock signal is supplied.
The node CKC2 is connected to the first clock line CKL1 to which the first clock signal is supplied, the node CKD2 is connected to the third clock line CKL3 to which the third clock signal is supplied, and the gate on pulse signal ( A signal line selection signal (G2) is output.

As for the shift circuit SCi (i = 3 to 2n−2), the node Qfi is connected to the node Qo (i−2) of the shift circuit SC (i−2), and the node Qbi is connected to the shift circuit SC (i + 2). If node i is connected to node Qo (i + 2) and i is a multiple of 4 + 1, node CKAi is connected to first clock line CKL1, node CKBi is connected to third clock line CKL3, and node CKCi is The node CKDi is connected to the second clock line CKL2, and the node CKDi is connected to the fourth clock line CKL4. If i is a multiple of 4 + 2, the node CKAi is connected to the second clock line CKL2 and the node CKBi is the fourth The node CKCi is connected to the clock line CKL4 and the node CKCi is connected to the first clock line CKL1. The node CKDi is connected to the third clock line CKL3, and if i is a multiple of 4 + 3, the node CKAi is connected to the third clock line CKL3, the node CKBi is connected to the first clock line CKL1, and the node CKCi is connected to the second clock line CKL2 and the node CKDi is connected to the fourth clock line CKL4. If i is a multiple of 4, the node CKAi is connected to the fourth clock line CKL4 and the node CKBi is connected to the second clock line CKL4. The node CKCi is connected to the first clock line CKL1 and the node CKDi is connected to the third clock line CKL3. Then, a gate-on pulse signal (signal line selection signal) Gi is output from the node Qoi.

For the shift circuit SC (2n-1), the node Qf (2n-1) is connected to the node Qo (2n-3) of the shift circuit SC (2n-3), and the node CKA (2n-1) is connected to the third circuit Connected to the clock line CKL3, the node CKB (2n-1) is connected to the first clock line CKL1, the node CCK (2n-1) is connected to the second clock line CKL2, and the node CKD (2n-1) Is connected to the fourth clock line CKL4, the node CL is connected to the first clear line CLRL1, and a gate-on pulse signal (signal line selection signal) G (2n-1) is output from the node Qo (2n-1). The

As for the shift circuit SC (2n), the node Qf (2n) is connected to the node Qo (2n-2) of the shift circuit SC (2n-2), and the node CKA (2n) is connected to the fourth clock line CKL4. The node CKB (2n) is connected to the second clock line CKL2, the node CCK (2n) is connected to the first clock line CKL1, the node CKD (2n) is connected to the third clock line CKL3, and the node CL Are connected to the second clear line CLRL2, and a gate-on pulse signal (signal line selection signal) G (2n) is output from the node Qo (2n).

FIG. 6A is a circuit diagram showing a specific configuration of SCi (i = 1 to 2n−2). As shown in the figure, SCi (i = 1 to 2n−2) includes a set transistor Tra, an output transistor Trb, a reset transistor Trd, a potential supply transistor Tre to Trg, a short circuit transistor Trk, and a capacitor C. Including. The transistors Tra, Trb, Trd to Trg, Trk are N-channel transistors.

Here, the source terminal of Trb is connected to the first electrode of the capacitor C, the gate terminal (control terminal) and drain terminal of Tra are connected, and the source terminal of Tra is connected to the gate terminal of Trb and the first terminal of the capacitor C. Connected to two electrodes. Further, the drain terminal of Trk is connected to the gate terminal of Trb, the source terminal of Trk is connected to the source terminal of Trb, and the gate terminal of Trk is connected to the drain terminal of Trb. Further, the drain terminal of Trd is connected to the gate terminal of Trb, and the source terminal of Trd is connected to the low potential side power supply Vss. The drain terminals of Tre to Trg are connected to the source terminal of Trb and the source terminals are connected to the low potential side power source Vss. The control terminal of Tra is connected to node Qfi, the drain terminal of Trb is connected to node CKAi, the gate terminal of Tre is connected to node CKBi, the gate terminal of Trf is connected to node CKCi, and the gate terminal of Trg Is connected to the node CKDi, the gate terminal of Trd is connected to the node Qbi, and the source terminal of Trb is connected to the node Qoi. A node netAi is a connection point of the source terminal of Tra, the second electrode of the capacitor C, and the gate terminal of Trb.

FIG. 6B is a circuit diagram showing a specific configuration of SCj (j = (2n−1) or 2n). As shown in the figure, SCj includes a set transistor Tra, an output transistor Trb, a reset transistor Trd, potential supply transistors Tre to Trg, a short-circuit transistor Trk, and a capacitor C. The transistors Tra, Trb, Trd to Trg, Trk are N-channel transistors.

Here, the source terminal of Trb is connected to the first electrode of the capacitor C, the gate terminal (control terminal) and drain terminal of Tra are connected, and the source terminal of Tra is connected to the gate terminal of Trb and the first terminal of the capacitor C. Connected to two electrodes. Further, the drain terminal of Trk is connected to the gate terminal of Trb, the source terminal of Trk is connected to the source terminal of Trb, and the gate terminal of Trk is connected to the drain terminal of Trb. Further, the drain terminal of Trd is connected to the gate terminal of Trb, and the source terminal of Trd is connected to the low potential side power supply Vss. The drain terminals of Tre to Trg are connected to the source terminal of Trb and the source terminals are connected to the low potential side power source Vss. The control terminal of Tra is connected to the node Qfj, the drain terminal of Trb is connected to the node CKAj, the gate terminal of Tre is connected to the node CKBj, the gate terminal of Trf is connected to the node CKCj, and the gate terminal of Trg Is connected to the node CKDj, the gate terminal of Trd is connected to the node CL, and the source terminal of Trb is connected to the node Qoj. A node netAj is a connection point of the source terminal of Tra, the second electrode of the capacitor C, and the gate terminal of Trb.

Note that each node (Qfi, Qbi, CKAi, CKBi, CKCi, CKDi, Qoi) of the shift circuit SCi (i = 1 to 2n-2) and each of the shift circuit SCj (j = (2n-1) or 2n) Connection destinations of the nodes (Qfj, CKAj, CKBj, CKCi, CKDi, CL, and Qoj) are as shown in FIG.

The operation of the shift registers 10f and 10g will be described below. FIG. 7 shows a vertical synchronization signal VSYNC, gate start pulse signals GSP1 and GSP2, a first clock signal CK1, a second clock signal CK2, a third clock signal CK3, a fourth clock signal CK4, and a gate on pulse signal Gi (i = 1). 2n) are timing charts showing waveforms of the first clear signal CLR1 and the second clear signal CLR2. In CK1 to CK4, the “H” period in one cycle is one clock period and the “L” period is three clock periods. CK2 rises and CK2 falls in synchronization with CK1 falling. CK3 rises synchronously, CK4 rises synchronously with CK3 falling, and CK1 rises synchronously with CK4 falling. The rising edge of GSP2 is one clock period after the rising edge of GSP1. Here, in CK1 to CK4, the rising part and the returning part accompanying the activation are both inclined.

First, at t0 in FIG. 7, when the potential of Qf1 rises due to the gentle activation of GSP1, Tra of SC1 is turned on and the potential of netA1 changes from “L” to “H”. Therefore, Trb of SC1 is also turned on and CK1 is output to Qo1. That is, G1 remains “L”.

At t1 after the elapse of one clock period from t0, GSP1 falls gently and becomes “L”, but the potential of netA1 is maintained at “H” by the capacitance C of SC1, and Trb of SC1 also remains on. . At t1, when the potential of Qf2 rises due to activation of GSP2, Tra of SC2 is turned on, and the potential of netA2 changes from “L” to “H”. Therefore, Trb of SC2 is also turned on and CK2 is output to Qo2. That is, G2 remains “L”.

At t2 after the lapse of one clock period from t1, CK1 rises gently, so that G1 is also activated and becomes “H”. At this time, the potential of netA1 is boosted to a potential higher than “H” by the capacitor C. On the other hand, when the potential of Qf3 rises due to activation of G1, Tra of SC3 is turned on, and the potential of netA3 changes from “L” to “H”. Therefore, Trb of SC3 is also turned on and CK3 is output to Qo3. That is, G3 remains “L”. Further, at t2, GSP2 falls gently and becomes “L”, but the potential of netA2 is maintained at “H” by the capacitance C of SC2, and Trb of SC2 also remains on.

At t3 after the lapse of one clock period from t2, CK1 falls gently to “L” and the potential of netA1 also returns to “H”, but Trb of SC1 remains on, so CK1 is output to Qo1. Continue to be. Therefore, G1 is deactivated from “H” to “L” and is maintained. Even if G1 is deactivated and becomes “L”, the potential of netA3 is maintained at “H” by the capacitor C of SC3, and Trb of SC3 remains on. At t3, CK2 rises gently, so that G2 is also activated and becomes “H”. At this time, the potential of netA2 is boosted to a potential higher than “H” by the capacitor C. Further, at t3, when the potential of Qf4 rises due to activation of G2, Tra of SC4 is turned on and the potential of netA4 changes from “L” to “H”. Therefore, Trb of SC4 is also turned on, and CK4 is output to Qo4. That is, G4 remains “L”. At t3, CK2 rises gently, Q1 of SC1 is connected to Vss, and G1 is pulled “L”.

At t4 after the elapse of one clock period from t3, CK3 rises gently, so that G3 is also activated and becomes “H”. At this time, the potential of netA3 is boosted to a potential higher than “H” by the capacitor C. On the other hand, when the potential of Qb1 rises due to the activation of G3, Trd of SC1 is turned on, netA1 is connected to Vss, and the potential changes from “H” to “L”. For this reason, Trb of SC1 is turned off, and CK1 is not output to Qo1. At t4, since CK3 rises gently, Tre of SC1 is turned on, Qo1 is connected to Vss, and the potential is lowered to “L” (G1 is pulled “L”). At t4, CK2 gradually falls to “L” and the potential of netA2 also returns to “H”. However, since Trb of SC2 remains on, CK2 continues to be output to Qo2. For this reason, G2 is deactivated from “H” to “L” and is maintained. At t4, CK3 rises gently, Q2 of SC2 is connected to Vss, and G2 is also pulled "L".

At t5 after one clock period has elapsed from t4, CK4 rises gently, so that G4 is also activated and becomes “H”. At this time, the potential of netA4 is boosted to a potential higher than “H” by the capacitor C. On the other hand, when the potential of Qb2 rises due to the activation of G4, Trd of SC2 is turned on, netA2 is connected to Vss, and the potential changes from “H” to “L”. For this reason, Trb of SC2 is turned off and CK2 is not output to Qo2. At t5, CK4 rises gently, so Tre of SC2 is turned on, Qo2 is connected to Vss, and the potential is lowered to “L” (G2 is pulled “L”). At t5, CK3 gently falls to “L” and the potential of netA3 also returns to “H”. However, since Trb of SC3 remains on, CK3 continues to be output to Qo3. For this reason, G3 is deactivated from “H” to “L” and is maintained. At t4, CK4 rises gently, Q1 of SC1 is connected to Vss, and G1 is also pulled "L". Also, Qo3 of SC3 is connected to Vss, and G3 is also pulled “L”.

At t6 after the elapse of one clock period from t5, CK1 rises gently, so that G5 is also activated and becomes “H”. At this time, the potential of netA5 is boosted to a potential higher than “H” by the capacitor C. On the other hand, when the potential of Qb3 rises due to activation of G5, Trd of SC3 is turned on, netA3 is connected to Vss, and the potential changes from “H” to “L”. For this reason, Trb of SC3 is turned off and CK3 is not output to Qo3. At t6, since CK1 rises gently, Tre of SC3 is turned on, Qo3 is connected to Vss, and the potential is lowered to “L” (G3 is pulled “L”). At t6, CK4 gently falls to “L” and the potential of netA4 also returns to “H”. However, since Trb of SC4 remains on, CK4 continues to be output to Qo4. For this reason, G4 is deactivated from “H” to “L” and is maintained. At t6, CK1 rises gently, Qo3 of SC3 is connected to Vss, and G3 is pulled “L”. Also, Qo2 of SC2 is connected to Vss, and G2 is also pulled “L”. In addition, Qo4 of SC4 is connected to Vss, and G4 is also pulled “L”.

At t7 after one clock period has elapsed from t6, CK2 rises gently, so that G6 is also activated and becomes “H”. At this time, the potential of netA6 is boosted to a potential higher than “H” by the capacitor C. On the other hand, when the potential of Qb4 rises due to activation of G6, Trd of SC4 is turned on, netA4 is connected to Vss, and the potential changes from “H” to “L”. For this reason, Trb of SC4 is turned off and CK4 is not output to Qo4. At t7, CK2 rises gently, so Tre of SC4 is turned on, Qo4 is connected to Vss, and the potential is lowered to “L” (G4 is pulled “L”).

Furthermore, at tx, since CK3 rises gently, G (2n-1) is also activated and becomes “H”. At this time, the potential of netA (2n−1) is boosted to a potential higher than “H” by the capacitor C.

Also, at ty after the lapse of one clock period from tx, CK4 rises gently, so that G (2n) is also activated and becomes “H”. At this time, the potential of netA (2n) is boosted to a potential higher than “H” by the capacitor C. At ty, CK3 falls gently to “L” and the potential of netA (2n−1) also returns to “H”, but Trb of SC (2n−1) remains on. CK3 continues to be output at (2n-1). Therefore, G (2n−1) is deactivated from “H” to “L” and is maintained.

At tz after the lapse of one clock period from ty, the first clear signal CLR1 is activated and becomes “H”, so that Trd of SC (2n−1) is turned on and netA (2n−1) is connected to Vss. The potential changes from “H” to “L”. Therefore, Trb of SC (2n-1) is turned off, and CK3 is not output to Qo (2n-1). Furthermore, since CK1 rises gently, Tre of SC (2n-1) is turned on, Qo (2n-1) is connected to Vss, and the potential is dropped to "L" (G (2n-1) is "L" is pulled). At tz, CK4 gently falls to “L” and the potential of netA (2n) also returns to “H”, but the Trb of SC (2n) remains on, so Qo (2n) CK4 continues to be output. For this reason, G (2n) is deactivated from “H” to “L” and is maintained.

At tw after one clock period from tz, the second clear signal CLR2 is activated and becomes “H”, so that the Trd of SC (2n) is turned on, netA (2n) is connected to Vss, and the potential is From “H” to “L”. For this reason, Trb of SC (2n) is turned off, and CK4 is not output to Qo (2n). Furthermore, since CK2 rises gently, Tre of SC (2n) is turned on, Qo (2n) is connected to Vss, and the potential is dropped to “L” (G (2n) is pulled to “L”). ).

As described above, in the shift register 10f, the gate-on pulse signal Gi from each shift circuit SCi (i = 1, 3, 5,... 2n-1) is sequentially activated for a certain period, and the first stage shift circuit SC1 is changed to the last stage. Pulses P1, P3... P (2n-1) are sequentially output to the shift circuit SC (2n-1). In the shift register 10g, the gate-on pulse signal Gi from each shift circuit SCi (i = 2, 4, 6... 2n) is sequentially activated for a certain period, and the first-stage shift circuit SC2 to the final-stage shift circuit SC. Pulses P1, P2,... P (2n) are sequentially output until (2n).

Here, in each shift circuit SCi (i = 1 to 2n), if the rise (rise due to activation) and fall (return) of CK1 to CK4 are steep, the gate terminal of the transistor Trb is “L”. Even if there is a phenomenon that current flows between the source and drain terminals, or the potential of the node Qoi is swung by ON / OFF of the transistors Tre to Trg, the gate on pulse signal Gi is changed. Abnormalities such as disturbance of the potential when inactive can occur. However, in the shift registers 10f and 10g, the rise (rise due to activation) and the fall (return) of CK1 to CK4 are gradual, so the occurrence of the above phenomenon is suppressed, and an abnormal gate-on pulse signal occurs. It becomes difficult.

For example, a circuit as shown in FIGS. 9A and 9B can be used as the slope circuit 13 shown in FIG. In FIG. 9A, one end of the resistor R1 is connected to IN, the other end of the resistor R is connected to one electrode of the capacitor C1 and OUT, and the other electrode of the capacitor C1 is connected to Vss. In this configuration, when a rectangular wave signal (clock signal) is input to IN, it is possible to obtain a signal in which both the rising portion and the returning portion associated with activation are inclined from OUT. In FIG. 9B, one end of the resistor R2 is connected to IN1, the other end of the resistor R2 is connected to one electrode of the capacitor C2 and the gate of the transistor Tr1 (N channel), and the other end of the capacitor C2 is connected. The electrode is connected to Vss, one end of the resistor R3 is connected to IN2, the other end of the resistor R3 is connected to one electrode of the capacitor C3 and the gate of the transistor Tr2 (N channel), and the other electrode of the capacitor C3 is connected Connected to Vss, the source of the transistor Tr1 is connected to VGH, the source of the transistor Tr2 is connected to Vss, and the drains of the transistors Tr1 and Tr2 are connected to OUT. In this configuration, when a rectangular wave signal (clock signal) having an opposite phase is input to IN1 and IN2, it is possible to obtain a signal in which both a rising portion and a returning portion due to activation are inclined from OUT.

The present invention is not limited to the above-described embodiments, and those obtained by appropriately modifying the above-described embodiments based on common general technical knowledge and those obtained by combining them are also included in the embodiments of the present invention.

This display panel drive circuit and shift register are suitable for a liquid crystal display device.

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  1. A display panel driving circuit having a shift register in which unit circuits for outputting a signal line selection signal are connected in stages,
    The unit circuit receives a clock signal and a start pulse signal or a signal line selection signal output from another stage, and the clock signal has a sloped rising portion due to activation or a falling portion due to activation. A display panel driving circuit characterized by comprising:
  2. 2. The display panel drive circuit according to claim 1, wherein the start pulse signal has an inclined rising portion associated with activation or falling portion associated with activation.
  3. 2. The display panel drive circuit according to claim 1, wherein the signal line selection signal is inclined at a rising portion associated with activation or a falling portion associated with activation.
  4. 2. A display panel drive according to claim 1, wherein a clear signal is input to a unit circuit as a final stage, and the clear signal has a rising portion associated with activation or a falling portion associated with activation inclined. circuit.
  5. The display panel driving circuit according to claim 1, wherein the return portion of the clock signal after being activated is also inclined.
  6. 3. The display panel drive circuit according to claim 2, wherein the start pulse signal has a return portion inclined after being activated.
  7. 4. The display panel drive circuit according to claim 3, wherein the return portion of the signal line selection signal after being activated is also inclined.
  8. 5. The display panel drive circuit according to claim 4, wherein the clear signal is inclined at a return portion after activation.
  9. The unit circuit that is a stage other than the final stage includes a set transistor, an output transistor, a reset transistor, a potential supply transistor, and a capacitor. In the unit circuit,
    The start pulse signal or the previous signal line selection signal is input to the control terminal of the setting transistor,
    The next-stage signal line selection signal is input to the control terminal of the reset transistor,
    The clock signal is input to the first conduction terminal of the output transistor,
    A clock signal different from the clock signal is input to the control terminal of the potential supply transistor,
    The second conduction terminal of the output transistor is connected to the first electrode of the capacitor, the control terminal of the setting transistor and the first conduction terminal are connected, and the second conduction terminal of the setting transistor controls the output transistor. Connected to the terminal and the second electrode of the capacitor;
    The first conduction terminal of the reset transistor is connected to the control terminal of the output transistor, and the second conduction terminal of the reset transistor is connected to the constant potential source,
    The first conduction terminal of the potential supply transistor is connected to the second conduction terminal of the output transistor, and the second conduction terminal of the potential supply transistor is connected to the constant potential source,
    9. The display panel drive circuit according to claim 1, wherein the second conduction terminal of the output transistor is an output terminal.
  10. The unit circuit that is the final stage includes a set transistor, an output transistor, a reset transistor, a potential supply transistor, and a capacitor. In the unit circuit,
    The signal line selection signal of the previous stage is input to the control terminal of the setting transistor,
    A clear signal is input to the control terminal of the reset transistor,
    A clock signal is input to the first conduction terminal of the output transistor,
    A clock signal different from the clock signal is input to the control terminal of the potential supply transistor,
    The second conduction terminal of the output transistor is connected to the first electrode of the capacitor, the control terminal of the setting transistor and the first conduction terminal are connected, and the second conduction terminal of the setting transistor controls the output transistor. Connected to the terminal and the second electrode of the capacitor;
    The first conduction terminal of the reset transistor is connected to the control terminal of the output transistor, and the second conduction terminal of the reset transistor is connected to the constant potential source,
    The first conduction terminal of the potential supply transistor is connected to the second conduction terminal of the output transistor, and the second conduction terminal of the potential supply transistor is connected to the constant potential source,
    10. The display panel driving circuit according to claim 1, wherein the second conduction terminal of the output transistor is an output terminal.
  11. Two or more clock signals having different phases are supplied to the shift register, and one of the two clock signals is input to a unit circuit that is an odd-numbered stage and the other is input to a unit circuit that is an even-numbered stage. The display panel drive circuit according to any one of claims 1 to 10, wherein
  12. 12. The display panel drive circuit according to claim 11, wherein the phases of the two clock signals are shifted from each other by a half period.
  13. 11. The display panel drive circuit according to claim 9, wherein each of the set transistor, the output transistor, the reset transistor, and the potential supply transistor is an N-channel transistor.
  14. 14. The display panel drive circuit according to claim 13, wherein the first conduction terminal of each transistor is a drain terminal and the second conduction terminal is a source terminal.
  15. 11. The display panel drive circuit according to claim 9, wherein the first conduction terminal of each transistor is a source terminal and the second conduction terminal is a drain terminal.
  16. 16. The display panel drive circuit according to claim 1, further comprising a timing controller that generates the clock signal and the start pulse signal based on an input synchronization signal.
  17. 17. The display panel drive circuit according to claim 1, further comprising a slope circuit for inclining a rising part accompanying the activation of the clock signal or a falling part accompanying the activation. .
  18. A liquid crystal display device comprising the display panel drive circuit according to any one of claims 1 to 17 and a liquid crystal panel.
  19. 19. The liquid crystal display device according to claim 18, wherein the shift register is monolithically formed on the liquid crystal panel.
  20. 20. The liquid crystal display device according to claim 19, wherein the liquid crystal panel is formed using amorphous silicon.
  21. 20. The liquid crystal display device according to claim 19, wherein the liquid crystal panel is formed using polycrystalline silicon.
  22. A method of driving a display panel having a shift register in which unit circuits for outputting a signal line selection signal are connected in stages,
    A clock signal and a start pulse signal or a signal line selection signal output from another stage are input to the unit circuit, and a rising portion associated with activation of the clock signal or a falling portion associated with activation is inclined. A display panel driving method characterized by the above.
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